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Brown-Forman Assistant Plant Production Leader - Warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky

Responsible for productivity, cost, quality, on time delivery, safety and employee morale in warehouse operation. Utilize continuous improvement to achieve goals in (SMQPDC). Under supervision of the Warehouse Manger, will schedule daily and weekly production activities and assign duties and responsibilities for up to 24 Warehouse employees (Utilities, Truck Drivers, Processing Utilities). Lead and coach employees in the proper performance of duties, provide training, identify performance issues. Administer vacation approval process and time and attendance system. Control labor costs and expenditures and supervise operations within department productivity targets and budget. Supervise operations to achieve established standards for sanitation, quality and safety. Supporting resource for the specification and prioritization of warehouse maintenance repair parts, the warehouse work order system, the warehouse preventive maintenance program (EMATE), the scheduling and coordination of capital and major maintenance projects. Responsible for understanding the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and managing to its guidelines.

Job Responsibilities:

Productivity: Monitor, address and record downtime for all employees in barrel warehouse; ability to investigate equipment and system failures; perform root cause analysis and develop and implement continuous improvement solutions; ensure product quality, specify needed maintenance through the work order process. Handle multiple tasks on a daily basis including projects, cost saving measures, and advance planning. Provide guidance to operators and mechanics on conveyors, forklifts, barrel handling equipment, and truck functions. Partner with Maintenance, Distillery, Cooperage, and Finance. Prepare shipping paperwork for inter-company barrel transfers.

Cost : Assist in the management of financial results including learning budget preparation as well as materials, labor, capital and overhead. Manage/participate in budget development; maintains responsibility for labor/overhead budget; and develops scope, justification and implements cost savings projects. Requires partnership with Finance and General Manager.

Quality: Monitor the quality of production, operational performance, area sanitation and supervise operations to achieve targeted standards. Establish partnership with Quality Control and Processing department leaders to achieve success.

Safety/Environmental: Maintain a safe work environment and promote accident prevention by eliminating potential hazards. Provides a work environment that complies with all safety and regulatory requirements in relationship to employees, contractors, products and customers. Manages environmental and safety issues ethically. Establish relationships with Warehouse Safety Coordinator, Warehouse Safety Team, Corporate Safety leaders, employees, and Environmental partners.

Delivery: Oversees production and ensures accurate storage and management of goods to make certain internal and external customer orders are accurately processed and shipped. Manage monthly and annual barrel inventory counts.

Repair and Maintenance: Oversees cistern room, warehouses, and dump floor, requires partnership with maintenance and facilities maintenance.

Project Management: Assist on special projects such as continuous improvement, equipment installations and modifications, evaluating operations, training, etc. as required.

Required Experience & Education:

Bachelors Degree in Business, engineering or other related degree.

Experience: Minimum of 2 -5 years of manufacturing experience.

Ability to work across various shifts (this is being posted as a 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. role) but may vary as the business dictates.

Excel, SAP, Microsoft access, notes database & windows.

Familiarity with Safety and Quality processes.

Preferred Experience & Education:

Experience: Specific Warehousing/Consumer Product Manufacturing Experience:

  • Inventory Management

  • Loading and unloading domestic trucks

  • Loading and unloading international containers

  • Conveyors

  • Hazmat

  • DOT rules and regulations

  • Sanitation

  • Knowledge or SAP and willingness to learn the necessary transactions of the position.

Grade 26 National

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Production

City: Louisville

State: Kentucky

Country: USA

Req ID: JR-00000515

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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